One year after shutting down the Met Gala red carpet while pregnant with daughter Kulture and clad in custom Jeremy Scott, Cardi B is making headlines yet again, this time at the Billboard Music Awards. The rapper arrived at the Las Vegas awards ceremony sans baby on board, instead revealing a set of sculpted abs.
Cardi kept things simple in the hair and makeup department, letting all the attention land on her toned midsection. She arrived in a yellow two-piece Moschino ensemble and, with her waist-grazing lengths and leading lady demeanor, called to mind another show-stopping look: the iconic Bob Mackie midriff bearing ensemble Cher wore to the 1973 Oscars. But in true Cardi fashion, she made it her own with a set of lemony hued talons and dramatic lashes.
When it comes to her post-baby body, Cardi B has always been honest about the inevitable struggles. “I didn’t [think] it would take my body so long to heal, like, I thought six weeks was gonna be good enough. No, bro…” and recently spoke out about having breast reconstruction surgery. Leave it to Cardi to both keep it real and school the crowd in the art of a major reveal.